Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Were Aware Of Grammys Memes Circulating During Show, Seat Filler Claims
As with any award show, the 2023 Grammys brought about plenty of hilarious celebrity moments earlier this week. Of course, the building was primarily filled by some of the biggest names in music across every genre. However, a certain actor in the building managed to keep the internet laughing thanks to his incredibly bored-looking expressions caught on camera all night long.
Though she didn’t receive any nominations herself, Jennifer Lopez was in attendance on Sunday (February 5) night. Her duty for the evening was to hand out one of the first prizes – for Best Pop Vocal Album. It ultimately went to AOTY Grammy winner, Harry Styles. At the ceremony, her husband, Ben Affleck, came through as her date. It didn’t take Twitter long to begin making memes about the Gone Girl actor’s lack of enthusiasm about being at the award show.
Many users think that the father of three and his wife were feuding. Others say he was upset with having to join her for a “work thing,” even if that “thing” was the Grammys. According to a TikToker who was filling a seat beside the couple, however, they were actually having a great time. Additionally, she says that Affleck knew about the memes as the show was unfolding in real-time.
“J.Lo showed Ben Affleck the phone and was like, ‘Oh my god, honey, look at this meme circulating about you,'” user @almostannna revealed in a recent video. “He was like, ‘Oh god this again.'” Over the years, the 50-year-old has previously become an internet joke on various occasions, namely while carrying Dunkin Donuts or smoking cigarettes.
“He knew during the performance that he was a meme. Like he knew, and he also chose just not to change his expression. I love how unbothered that is,” the TikToker joked with viewers. Later in the video, she confirmed that there was no obvious tension between the pair. Rather, she says they were “super lovey-dovey,” and held hands most of the time.
Affleck’s face was the centre of attention for much of the evening. Still, he and Lopez did leave before the Grammys concluded. At the time of their departure, he reportedly lifted the skirt of her dress a bit too high. As a result, she warned him by yelling out, “Honey!”
In other award show news, last month we wrote that J. Lo was originally going to join Madonna and Britney Spears onstage for their historic smooch in 2003. Unfortunately, the multi-talent was in Canada filming a movie at the time and couldn’t attend the MTV VMAs. Thankfully, another starlet of the time was up to the task.
“Dirrty” songstress Christina Aguilera was recruited to be Lopez’s replacement, though she’s since been vocal about feeling left out of the salacious scandal. At the time, the cameras cut away from her kiss with the Queen of Pop to catch Justin Timberlake’s reaction to his ex locking lips with her on live TV. Read everything Aguilera had to say about the situation here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.